Undersheriff Brandon Harris told KRTV News that the owner was not responsible and took good care of dog, but agreed with the police that it would be best to rehome the dog. The dog has gone to a new home and has been renamed “Freedom”.
“I’m sure it was a message to the actual owner of the dog, and I just think you went about it the wrong way,” Harris added. “We’re there. We can come out and pick up the dog, if need be.”
Harris added that they are still investigating to find the person(s) responsible. The individual could face animal cruelty charges.
The person who shared the picture on Facebook also added that Freedom is “going to a family with lots of room and LOVE.”